Trust to hold special open art exhibition to mark 50th anniversary celebrations

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this year by teaming up with Museum of Cannock Chase by holding a special open art exhibition.

The charity reaches the landmark this year and has a packed schedule of events to mark the occasion.

One of which will be the ‘Wild About Staffordshire – Celebrating 50 Years of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’ open art exhibition which will run from October to December 2019 and shows the landscapes, flora and fauna of Staffordshire.

The Trust is encouraging people to consider entering a piece of visual art for the exhibition – including paintings, drawings, photography, textiles and 3D works. People will be able to submit their entries in October.

Alison Holmes, Commercial Manager at Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, said: “Artists are encouraged to visit some of the Trusts 27 nature reserves, be inspired and capture what is beautiful about these special places in their finished pieces.

“The exhibition is free to enter and we’re hopeful of receiving a good range of artwork which we can show proudly at the art exhibition later this year.

“The aim of the Wild About Staffordshire exhibition is to celebrate 50 years of our charity. We’ve got so much planned to mark this special year and are really looking forward to the art exhibition.

“We are hoping it will inspire artists to visit our reserves and capture what is so special about them.”

For more information and to see terms and conditions, head to https://www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/wild-about-staffordshire  or pick up an application form at the museum.

To find out more about the Trust’s 50th anniversary and other events taking place during the year, head to www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/50yearswild